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05-05-2010, 07:52 AM
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It would be nice for a change to have an offseason where the focus wasnt solely on cap space and instead the actual formation of a correct lineup.
Sather's focus is always dealing with the past in trying to mend his mistakes instead of the future in forming the correct club with the free reign to fill the roster holes correctly.
I'm sure hell find a way to rid the team of a contract or two, but again - if he had done his job correctly he wouldnt have to waste his time and effort in figuring out how to do so. This team is always behind the 8-ball.
I think this is a big part of it. Sather's trades almost always involve fixing his screw-ups, rather than trying to improve the team. Yet every summer he does the same thing. He clears salary and wastes it on Kotalik's, Brashear's, Redden's, etc. If he spent it wisely he wouldn't have to pull off trades like with Gomez and Kotalik. He could trade for some actual talent instead of shipping off his blunders.
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